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Announcing . . . the Grey Matters Dashboard Widget!

Published on Monday, January 23, 2006 in , ,





Attention Mac OS 10.4 Tiger users! You can now access the Grey Matters blog directly from the Dashboard!

You can download the Grey Matters Widget for free by clicking here. It has also been added to the "Downloads" section over on the side.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you're using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you're using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

Most of the widget is a scrollable list of all the entries on this blog. Each title entry is listed according to its posting date. Clicking on a title will open up a browser window showing that article on this site. If the title itself isn't enough to help you find what you're looking for, you can search this entire site by entering a term in the search window in the lower left of the widget. When you hit return, a browser window will open up, and show you the search results from this site.

Clicking on the highlighted "i" in the corner will flip the widget to its back, which will give more informatio about the site. Clicking on the title itself will open a browser window and display the Grey Matters Site Feed.

This started out as just a personal project, but I was satisfied enough with the results, that I decided to add it to my blog. I hope you enjoy it, and find it useful!


Update: You can now also download the Grey Matters Widget from Apple's Dashboard Download section! Thank you, Apple!

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2 Response to Announcing . . . the Grey Matters Dashboard Widget!

5:37 AM

So it's an RSS reader, but only for one site?

What's the point of that?

6:57 AM

If you enjoy this site, and frequent it, it can be a great help in finding a post about a particular, without even having to fire up your browser before you search.

I agree that if your interests are collecting antiques, or mountain biking or anything else outside the focus of this blog, there may not be much point to the widget.

If you look at Apple's Blogs and Forum widgets, you'll note there are an amazingly large number of RSS reading widgets for individual sites.

Besides, no one said I couldn't do this.